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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus colours and pricing revealed

by Mark Tyson on 20 March 2017, 12:01

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Any possible surprise from the official launch event heralding the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus has been further diminished this weekend. Arch smartphone leaker @evleaks has taken to the Twitterverse to spill more pictures and details of the highly anticipated Samsung Smartphone flagship refreshes. The latest Tweet-packaged info nuggets include a reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus colours and their Euro prices.

Looking at pricing first, Evan Blass says that two independent sources tipped him off with the following prices:

If you don't already know, the Samsung DeX is a desktop dock to connect your S8 or S8 Plus to a PC for 'Continuum-like functionality'. DeX is short for the ' Desktop eXperience'. Its further evidence of the Microsoft / Samsung collaboration we saw blossom during MWC. The Gear VR is of course Samsung's smartphone powered VR headset, and the Gear 360 is a Samsung VR camera.

Pricing of the Galaxy S8 doesn't convert via the standard exchange rate mechanism to US$849 or thereabouts, confirmed Evan Blass. Euro prices provided usually include tax, for instance.

Samsung looks to be embracing neutral 'colours' in its upcoming range. The @evleaks picture reveals the new handsets in black sky, orchid grey, and arctic silver.

Processor comparisons

In one further Samsung Galaxy S8 news nugget, Android Central has what it claims are comparative Geekbench scores of two Galaxy S8 Plus handsets; one packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor, and another with Samsung's own Exynos 8895 under the bonnet.

The new Exynos just edges above its rival in overall score, as you can see from the Tweet by Android Central editor Jerry Hildenbrand, above.



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With or without fireproof case? :D
Samsung looks to be embracing neutral ‘colours’ in its upcoming range.

Flame red will be an option?

(And presumably flight safe mode won't mean leaving it behind?)
they will be handy when one goes camping to start a fire?

Tom G
Snowy mountain, check. Regular night sky view mountain, check. Rolling hills, check. Hot, warm desert image…. not check. Subliminal messaging, check.

In other news, a guy cherry picks a benchmark that apparently contains no contextual information, with two competing processors within margin of error range, and that's job done for answering which is best.

:puke:
Ozaron
Snowy mountain, check. Regular night sky view mountain, check. Rolling hills, check. Hot, warm desert image…. not check. Subliminal messaging, check.

In other news, a guy cherry picks a benchmark that apparently contains no contextual information, with two competing processors within margin of error range, and that's job done for answering which is best.

:puke:

I thought Jerry was implying that the Apple iPhone 7 Plus processor would be best in the S8 ;)

Worth noting, I think this chart is single core performance, which is very different to multi core, but, as you point out, serious lack of context!